» Rules and Detailed Regulations on Copyrights of the Agricultural Economics Society of Japan


Rules and Detailed Regulations on Copyrights of the Agricultural Economics Society of Japan

【Last revised on】
2010.03.26
(Purposes)Article 1
The objectives of the Rules are to clearly define the attribution to the works published by the members (hereinafter referred to as “Members”) of the Agricultural Economics Society of Japan (hereinafter referred to as the “Society”) in connection with the Society’s activities, and to protect the rights of the Society and the Members with regard to legitimate intellectual properties.
(Definitions of Terms)Article 2
  1. As used in the Rules, the term “works” collectively means theses and other works created by Members and appearing in the publications issued by the Society (hereinafter referred to as the “Works”), as defined in Article 2, paragraph (1), item (i) of the Copyright Act.
  2. As used in the Rules, the term “copyright” collectively means the rights as referred to in Articles 21 to 28 of the Copyright Act.
  3. As used in the Rules, the term “moral rights” collectively means the rights as referred to in Article 19, paragraph (1) and Article 20, paragraph (1) of the Copyright Act.
  4. As used in the Rules, the term “author” means the Members who created the Works (hereinafter referred to as the “Author”), as defined in Article 2, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Copyright Act.
(Copyrights)Article 3
Copyrights in Works (hereinafter referred to as “Copyrights”) shall be handled in accordance with the treatment of the works as stipulated in the Copyright Act.
(Assignment, Attribution and Management of Copyrights)Article 4
  1. Copyrights shall belong to the Society, and the procedures for assignment of the Copyrights shall be as set forth in the Detailed Regulations.
  2. Copyrights shall be managed by the Society.
  3. The Society may, with the resolution of the Board of Directors of the Society, assign or license Copyrights in whole or part.
(Non-Exercising of Moral Rights)Article 5
  1. An Author shall not exercise his/her moral rights in the Works in connection with the following activities performed by the Society or by a party licensed by the Society:
    1. translation into foreign languages, and modification associated with such translation;
    2. modification associated with the preparation of an abstract; and
    3. any other modification as may be necessary.
  2. In making any modification as set forth in each item of the preceding paragraph, the Society shall pay due care so as not to cause damage to the reputation of the Author.
(License to Use Works)Article 6
  1. In cases where any Author uses all or part of his/her Works in connection with the Society’s activities, a license from the Society need not be obtained; provided, however, that in cases where he/she intends to use the Works in their entirety for any work published irrelevant to the scope of the Society’s activities, he/she shall obtain a license from the president of the Society in advance.
  2. For the purpose of the use in accordance with the proviso to the preceding paragraph, the source of the work shall in principle be clearly indicated.
  3. In cases where any person who is not the Author intends to use all or part of the Work, such person shall obtain a license from the Society in advance.
  4. The Society may grant the license under the preceding paragraph without the consent from the Author.
(Treatment of Published Works)Article 7
  1. The Rules shall also apply to the Works already published in the publications, etc. issued by the Society prior to the time when these Rules come into effect; provided, however, that if the Author so requests, the Society and the Author may discuss and determine the ownership of the Copyrights.
  2. The request as referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be made within twelve months from the date of enforcement of the Rules.
(Exceptional Treatment)Article 8
  1. In cases of the existence of any separate rule setting forth the treatment of the works published in connection with collaborative activities conducted by the Society and any other academic society, etc., such separate rule shall prevail over these Rules.
  2. The Rules shall apply to the works published in connection with the Society’s activities, even if the authors thereof include any author who is not a Member, in which case such authors shall comply with the provision of the Rules.
(Responsibility of Authors)Article 9
  1. The Author himself/herself shall assume responsibility for the contents of the Works, and the Society shall not assume any responsibility in the event that any dispute such as infringement of a third party’s copyrights, or defamation, etc. occurs.
  2. In cases where the Society suffers any damage arising from the dispute as referred to in the preceding paragraph, the Author shall be liable to compensate the Society for any damages suffered by the Society.
(Infringement of Copyrights)Article 10
  1. In cases where an Author finds any fact that may constitute the infringement of the Copyrights by a third party, he/she shall notify the Society to that effect.
  2. In cases where any third party infringes the Copyrights, the Society and the Author shall discuss and determine the measures to be taken.
  3. Notwithstanding the provision of the preceding paragraph, the Society may, at its sole discretion, determine the measures to be taken.
  4. In cases where any third party infringes the moral rights, the Author shall cope with such infringement at his/her sole responsibility.
(Amendment and Repeal of Rules)Article 11
Article 11 Any amendments or repeal of the Rules shall be made by the resolution of the Board of Directors, and shall be publicized on the Society’s journals, the Society’s websites, etc.
Supplementary Provisions
  1. The works as referred to in the Rules shall include the following items:
    literary works; theses; book reviews; other articles (“from the academic saloon” (“danwashitsu”), “new data and materials,” “research reviews,” etc. ); reference documents; manuscripts; photographs; images; lectures (including slides used for lectures); bulletins; computer programs; edited materials; and databases
  2. The publication of the works as referred to in the Rules shall include the following:
    1. Printed publication:
      the Society journals; seminar materials; compilation of executive summaries of reports (for the Society’s annual meeting); materials for the symposium sponsored by the Society; compilations of theses from international conferences; printed papers issued by the Society’s expert committees; handbooks and books issued by the Society; documents of the Society’s various committees; and advertisements and leaflets related to the Society.
    2. Electronic publication (including online publication, in addition to the distribution of storage media, such as CD-ROMs):
      all types of databases managed by the Society; contents of the Society’s website; news, advertisements and leaflets distributed by e-mail and other means; computer programs created in connection with the Society’s activities; electronic publications; presentation materials; and pictures, images and sound.
    3. Publication related to seminars, etc.:
      compilations of executive summaries of lectures, slides, and posters, which relate to international conferences, seminars and symposiums sponsored by the Society and annual meetings of the Society.
      (iv) Publications by any other means
  3. The Copyrights as referred to in the Rules shall include the following rights:
    the right of reproduction (Article 21 of the Copyright Act); the right of performance (Article 22 of the Copyright Act); the right of screen presentation (Article 22-2 of the Copyright Act); the right of public transmission (Article 23 of the Copyright Act); the right or recitation (Article 24 of the Copyright Act); the right of exhibition (Article 25 of the Copyright Act); the right of distribution (Article 26 of the Copyright Act); the right of ownership transfer (Article 26-2 of the Copyright Act); the right of rental (Article 26-3 of the Copyright Act); the right of translation, the right of adaptation, etc. (Article 27 of the Copyright Act); and the right of the original author to exploit a derivative work (Article 28 of the Copyright Act)
  4. The moral rights as referred to in the Rules shall include the following rights:
    the right to determine the indication of the author’s name (Article 19, paragraph (1) of the Copyright Act); and the right to maintain integrity (Article 20, paragraph (1) of the Copyright Act)
  5. The matters not provided for in the Rules shall be governed by the Copyright Act.
  6. The Rules shall come into effect as from the date of approval thereon from the Society’s Board of Directors, and shall be enforced as from April 1, 2010.

Detailed Regulations for Rules on Copyrights of The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan

Pursuant to the provision of Article 4, paragraph (1) of the Rules on Copyrights of The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan, the Detailed Regulations for Rules on Copyrights shall be stipulated as follows:

Procedures for Assignment of Copyright
  1. Letter of Assignment of Copyright
    1. A letter of assignment of copyright shall be prepared in Japanese or English, and shall be submitted in writing to the president of The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan.
    2. If the authors belong to different research institutions and therefore cannot sign the same sheet of the letter of assignment of copyright, the first author (or a corresponding author) shall arrange multiple copies of letters of assignment and submit them together.
    3. A letter of assignment of copyright shall be in writing.
  2. Treatment of Unsolicited Manuscripts
    1. Papers, book reviews and other articles (“from the academic saloon” (“danwashitsu”), “new data and materials,” “research reviews,” etc.), and a letter of assignment of copyright signed by all authors shall be submitted.
    2. The documents shall be submitted to the chairperson of the editorial committee .
    3. The letter of assignment of copyright shall be submitted upon the submission of the final manuscript, after the editorial committee has decided to accept the manuscript for publication.
  3. Treatment of Solicited Manuscripts
    1. In case of submitting solicited manuscripts of book reviews and other articles (“from the academic saloon” (“danwashitsu”), “new data and materials,” “research reviews,” etc.), the letter of assignment of copyright, together with the manuscripts, shall be submitted to the chairperson of the editorial committee.
  4. Custody of Letter of Assignment of Copyright
    The letter of assignment of copyright submitted by authors shall be received by the chairperson of the editorial committee, and shall be kept by the secretariat.
Supplementary Provisions
  1. These Detailed Regulations shall be enforced as from April 1, 2010.
  2. Any amendments to these Detailed Regulations shall be made by the editorial committee, which shall be publicized on the Society’s journals, the Society’s websites, etc. with approval from the Board of Directors.
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Secretariat of Editorial Committee of The Agricultural Economics Society of Japan
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